Ageing demands oral health action
The worldwide population is ageing. This demographic parameter has made policymakers concerned about the quality of life of older people. As aresult, the concept of active ageing and health ageinghas emerged. Oral health is a part of health, and it has aconsiderable influence on the quality of life of individualsand populations. This paper presents ageing as a physiological stage of life and addresses some requirements to improve oral health with the aim of achieving better health status among the elderly towardan independent life.